The Northwest Pacific Coast
Land of Plenty
Northwest Pacific Coast
They wore rough shirts or robes of fur or shredded bark. Women of The Northwest Pacific Coast Tribes always wore plant-fiber skirts. When it was cold outside they wore furs, and hides to suffice as cloaks or capes. They rarely wore moccasins. In the rainy seasons, hats were usually worn, and they pierced their noses to hold ornaments; some men of the tribe grew mustaches and beards too! Most women and men got beautiful tattoos.
The Tribe made fishing poles from nearby bendable sticks, wooden boxes for caring items, and spears for hunting. The Tribe wove baskets, and carved wooden boxes and canoes, decorated hides, and hammered pieces of copper. They lived in large, plank houses with doors made from wood. On the doors and totem poles of their houses they painted family crests to differentiate from the others! Totem poles were famous among the Northwest and in other nearby regions.
They had feasts and celebrations for weddings, naming an heir, or removing the stigma of a shameful accident.
Map of The Northwest Coast
In the areas of Alaska, Canada, Washington, and California.
They ate fish (halibut, salmon, cod, and shellfish) small animals, berries, and nuts.
They wore animal skins, rarely moccasins, shredded bark shirts, cloaks and capes. They pierced their noses and got tattoos.
They lived in plank houses with doors made from wood and totem poles with family crests painted on them.
They painted their house's totem poles, wove baskets, made canoes, carved wooden baskets, decorated hides, and hammered pieces of copper.
They used fishing poles, canoes, wooden boxes, and spears.